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Change Agent Driving Cost Savings in Environmental Health, Safety / Risk Management
CAREER PROFILE Accomplished Executive Change Agent educated at Harvard, Rutgers and NC State. A Strategic Planner driving enterprise level cost savings through Global Leadership and Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management Systems. Known for unique combination of expertise in government relationships, strategic thinking, negotiations, leadership development, sustainability, global applications and corporate stewardship. Proven results promoting positive business growth while delivering exceptional safety performance for employees, customers and communities. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Powers Environmental, Health and Safety Consultants 2011 - Present Provide consulting services to help companies make significant and sustainable improvements in workplace safety, process safety management, capital effectiveness and operations productivity. Clients have included Shell OilCanada, Direct Energy-Canada, City of Chicago, Corven Management Consultants and Lambent Risk Management. Delivered products/projects include: Process Safety Assurance Process, Contractor Management, Hazard/Risk Identification, Technical Training, Life Safety audits, Leadership Training. U.S. FOODSERVICE, Rosemont, IL 2010 2011

Vice President, Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Led team of 14 corporate/31 plant personnel; 65 divisions, 24,000 employees and 6,500 truck fleet. Assessed USF Environmental, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS) risks associated with the logistics and distribution operations. Developed/implemented EHSS Management System, including comprehensive audit program, which reduced risk/liability cost while sustainably achieving regulatory compliance. Mobilized team of directors and regional managers with action plans to work 1-on-1 with divisions driving 50% of incidents and costs. Achieved 20 50% incident reduction per division within just nine months. Partnered with Operations, and reduced DOT Hours of Service violations to lowest recorded levels, maintaining 100% driver qualification compliance. Established Drivers Incident Reduction Team (DIRT) - Piloted Drive Cam in two divisions and achieved 35% reduction in incidents and liability costs. Projected $7M savings when rolled out to entire company. BP, REFINING AND MARKETING SEGMENT, Naperville, IL 2006 2010

Director, Health, Safety, Security, Environmental (HSSE) ~ 30 countries, 180 Terminals and 23,000 retail sites. Led team of 10 and provided strategic prioritization input into HSSE annual capital and expense budgets. Served as Executive Assistant to Corporate HSE Technical Team Leader, for Gulf of Mexico Crisis Response> 48,000 responders, > 8000 vessels, (skimmers, tugs, barges, and recovery vessels) to assist in containment/ cleanup efforts; also hundreds of aircraft, remotely operated vehicles, multiple offshore drilling units. Led the implementation of a comprehensive Operating Management System, which included Integrity Management and Control of Work. Achieved a reduction in Recordable Case Rate by 42% and Loss of Primary Containment by 70%, 2007 2009. Established personal point of contact relationships with site leaders across the globe, implementing common risk reduction solutions. Resulted in 54% reduction in spills, 2007 2009. Completed competency assessments and implementation closure on 100% of field/technical personnel. Created High Value Learnings process to drive continuous improvement /networks to leverage lessons learned across like facilities achieving 80% reduction in major incidents and fatalities. INVENSYS CONTROLS, Carol Stream, IL Vice President, Environmental, Health, Safety (EHS) and Risk Management 2004 2006

Directed EHS operations/closure/remediation for 17,000 employees in 46 manufacturing plants in 19 countries. Reduced Recordable Case Rate by 84% (3.76 to 0.60) through improved incident investigation process, risk and hazard assessments, implementation of corrective actions, employee and management training, deployment 5S program and management accountability. Delivered ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification for multiple manufacturing plants. RR DONNELLEY, Chicago, IL 1998 2004

Director, Corporate Planning and Strategy 2003 2004 Re-designed enterprise-wide business strategic planning process for $10B global printing business. Developed 5-year portfolio business plans for presentation to Board of Directors. Analysis was instrumental in Board acquisition search resulting in purchase of Moore Wallace Co. Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety Director 1998 2003 Established EHS Management System for 30,000 employees, ~60 manufacturing plants, eight countries, ~$30M budget, managing 10 corporate and 90 plant professionals. Created injury /illness reduction plan resulting in following decreases (1998 2003): Days Away Case Rate: 75%; Severity Rate: 71%; Total Recordable Case Rate: 54%; Lost Work Day Case Rate: 40%; $33M and 35% reduction in Workers Compensation cost and cases. Developed 5-year strategic plan and presented to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors, achieving 13% return on investment, by redirecting capital funds / and cost reductions. Implemented processes /procedures- decreased Environmental Exceedances by 90%. Developed EHS management systems which resulted in 3 plants that achieved Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program, STAR recognition; multiple plants that achieved ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification. Additional Relevant Experience LOCKHEED MARTIN COMMERCIAL SPACE SYSTEMS, NJ and PA 1993 1998

Environmental, Safety, and Health Manager Led EHS for facilities in NJ, PA, CA, China, Russia totaling 2,000,000 square feet manufacturing space and 6,000 employees. Managed $4M budget, and achieved $3.6 M workers comp cost reduction. Achieved $9M cost savings managing site closure and ground water remediation project. Directed implementation of ergonomic program that achieved 90% reduction in injuries. MOBIL CORPORATION, Edison and Paulsboro, NJ Safety Engineer for a 250-person R&D facility. Achieved OSHA STAR Recognition. Promoted to Paulsboro Refinery Production Process Safety Manager. 1988 1993

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA - Advanced Management Program Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Master of Business Administration North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering) North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC Bachelor of Science (Biological and Life Sciences)


Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Certified Safety Professional (CSP) American Society of Safety Engineers American Institute of Chemical Engineers Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) Institute for Positive Living, Non Profit Former Board Member Virginia Tech University, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering - Board Member

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